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ASPIRE Award opportunity with deadline of May 7

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Scientific publishers Wiley and Elsevier, in coordination with the U.S. Department of State Office of Science and Technology Cooperation, sponsor the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education (ASPIRE). This annual award recognizes young scientists (under 40) who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research, as evidenced by scholarly publication, and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies. This year's theme is Natural Laboratories.

The deadline for U.S. nominees is May 7, 2019.

Each economy within APEC nominates one young scientist for the grand prize of $25,000 USD and the opportunity to attend the APEC Policy Partnership for Science, Technology, and Innovation (PPSTI) meeting in August to speak about their work. We are on the search for the 2019 U.S. nominee. Even if they are not selected for the grand prize, the U.S. nominee and two U.S. runner-ups will be invited to a roundtable with senior government officials and to give a public lecture in Washington, D.C. and receive cash prizes of $3000 (nominee) and $1200 (two runner-ups).

This year's theme, Natural Laboratories, focuses on scientific developments through the discovery in nature. We are looking for a young (under 40) scientist from the United States to put forward as our nominee. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in scientific research and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies in subjects such as: biology, chemistry, environmental science, and other relevant fields.

The nomination packet for the Prize is attached and can be found on the U.S. Department of State website: https://www.state.gov/e/oes/stc/aspire/index.htm. Nominations should be sent to aspireprize@state.gov. 

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